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Hey everyone,
 Been thinking about getting a 6 speed man box from a wreck i know.
Anyone know if it would be a straight swap?
Was thinking about putting it into a fd 1.6l manual i30 crdi


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Re: Thinking about changing the 5speed to a 6... thoughts?
« Reply #1 : October 17, 2014, 05:48:15 »
Nothing is ever that simple.. not sure if final drive is the same in the 6 speed.. if you could get it really cheap and were capable of doing it (and reversing it if necessary) yourself... maybe worth a go... :undecided:
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Re: Thinking about changing the 5speed to a 6... thoughts?
« Reply #2 : October 17, 2014, 06:09:55 »
I doubt it would work, and its definitely not worth the effort.

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Re: Thinking about changing the 5speed to a 6... thoughts?
« Reply #3 : November 18, 2014, 03:49:00 »
I've also thought this
It uses the same engine and presumably the same mounts etc so it's probably possible,
Anyone now if the gearbox is linked to the ecu?

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Re: Thinking about changing the 5speed to a 6... thoughts?
« Reply #4 : November 18, 2014, 04:04:25 »
ECU reads engine RPM and Vehicle speed to work out which gear ratio is being used. By changing gearboxes it will read incorrectly and possibly cause ESP/ABS malfunctions and more than likely throw Incorrect gear ratio codes with engine light on.
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Re: Thinking about changing the 5speed to a 6... thoughts?
« Reply #5 : November 18, 2014, 04:09:04 »
The best way to get 6sp is to buy a 6sp car. That way, every little detail that is required for 6sp is already fitted.
To get an extra gear in the box, the external dimensions may be different.
However, some people enjoy the challenge etc and if that's you, then it would be your decision. Not my cup of tea at all I'm afraid.
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Re: Thinking about changing the 5speed to a 6... thoughts?
« Reply #6 : November 18, 2014, 05:30:43 »
Not worth it on a modern car.

My mate is about to undertake an auto to manual switch in his merc 190e 2.3 16v (a thing of true beauty) and I might be allowed to wipe the floor clean afterwards if I'm really good.
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Re: Thinking about changing the 5speed to a 6... thoughts?
« Reply #7 : November 18, 2014, 05:37:35 »
Not worth it on a modern car.

My mate is about to undertake an auto to manual switch in his merc 190e 2.3 16v (a thing of true beauty) and I might be allowed to wipe the floor clean afterwards if I'm really good.

I just googled it, doesn't look that beautiful to me..  :undecided:
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Re: Thinking about changing the 5speed to a 6... thoughts?
« Reply #8 : November 18, 2014, 06:13:58 »
They're the Cosworth enhanced Mercs I think so it probably goes alright but I agree with Dazz... their not beautiful.

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« Reply #9 : November 18, 2014, 06:27:07 »
I'm gonna pretend you guys didnt say that. Beauty is more than skin deep. And beyond that is the heritage also. They spawned the first road going performance/racing cars and original evos.
Ayrton Senna would be turning in his grave...
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« Reply #10 : November 18, 2014, 14:07:39 »
I'm gonna pretend you guys didnt say that. Beauty is more than skin deep. And beyond that is the heritage also.
We're talking about a car right :whistler: if a car doesn't have beauty then it scrap metal in my eye's...yes I'm shallow and proud of it :lol:

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Re: Thinking about changing the 5speed to a 6... thoughts?
« Reply #11 : November 18, 2014, 14:33:07 »
I'm gonna pretend you guys didnt say that. Beauty is more than skin deep. And beyond that is the heritage also. They spawned the first road going performance/racing cars and original evos.
Ayrton Senna would be turning in his grave...

Don't get me wrong, something like a Mercedes SLR McLaren  is in my top 10 cars of all time (now THAT is beauty)  :P
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